Planning Board Minutes from 8/28/2008
 

Borough of Kenilworth Planning Board Minutes

August 28, 2008

The meeting began with an affirmation of the Open Public Meetings Act requirements: The schedule of meetings is on file in the Borough Clerks office, was posted on the bulletin board, and has been mailed to the Cranford Chronicle, the Kenilworth Leader, and the Star Ledger.  All present recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Approval was given to pay the Recording Secretary. The Minutes from July 24, 2008 were approved, with one correction regarding the roll call. Upon the advice of Mr. Vitale, the minutes should state that “the mayor, councilmen, and mayors’ designee are not eligible to vote on the Board of Adjustment matters (Use and other Variances), and should not be marked as absent”.    

Roll Call:  Mr. Lepore, Mr. Corcione, Mr.Beninati, Mr. Candarella, Mr. O’Malley, Mr. Cirillo, Mr. Leary, and Mr. Mancino. Absent: Mr. Pantina, Mr. Herbert, Mr. Schielke, and Mr. Pugliese.  NOTE: Mayor, councilmen, and mayors-designee are not eligible to vote on Board of Adjustment matters.

 

Communications:  Mr. Beninati said there are no communications to report, but did place a list of open applications in the member’s mail slots.

Resolutions:  Application # 8-08, Shanosky, 364 Roosevelt Lane, Block 104,

 Lot  16, Variance – front yard setback for porch.  A motion to approve the resolution was made by Mr. Corcione, 2nd by Mr. Beninati.  All in favor:  Mr. Cirillo, Mr. Beninati, Mr. Corcione, Mr. Lepore, and Mr. Mancino.

Comments for the Good of the Board:  Mr. Candarella said the request for proposals, regarding the revision of the Master Plan, was published in the local papers.  At a future meeting,  the responding applicants and their fees should be reviewed by the Board before presenting their recommendation to the Council.  Mr. Mancino asked Mr. Candarella for a copy of the specs.  Mr. Mancino will pick them up at the Clerks’ office.  Mr. Corcione will be unable to attend the September meeting.

Mr. Lepore requested the Board attorney, and all Board members, to attend the September 4, 2008 (at 7 pm.) workshop meeting.  One of the matters to discuss is the procedure to bifurcate a pending application.  Another matter is possible ordinance changes and to set up a committee to review these proposals.  It is necessary to address ordinance changes prior to the revision of the Master Plan.  Several ordinances should be implemented now.  Mr. Vitale said Ordinances are different from the Master Plan.  He stated that the towns’ zoning should also be addressed (for example: changing some Industrial-zoned areas).

  Mr. Candarella said two engineers suggested the changes be made in two phases:

 (Phase 1: the Master Plan, and Phase 2: Ordinances).

Adjournment:  The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Janet M. Murphy, Planning Board Recording Secretary



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